Setup and Manage Cron Jobs

Cron job allows you to automate certain commands or scripts on your site. You can run the command or script to run at a specific time every minute, hour or even a day. Today we will learn how to setup and manage cron jobs in cPanel.

Setting up and Managing Cron Jobs in cPanel

To setup and manage cron jobs, follow the below guidelines:

1. Login to your cPanel account

2. Click on the Cron Jobs under the Advanced section.

cron jobs
cPanel > Advanced > Cron Jobs

3. You can set an email where your cron job output will be sent.

cron jobs email
cPanel – Cron Jobs – Set Cron Email

4. Now you have to define exactly when and how often you want the cron job to run. You can run a command or script by using common settings

Please note that by selecting one of the common settings, your fiends will be filled in automatically. By checking each field, you will understand how a field works and what it means.

cron jobs common settings
cPanel – Cron Jobs > Add New Cron Job

5. Now enter the command or script that you want to run in the command section

cron jobs command
cPanel – Cron Jobs > Command

6. Remember to add a space between the binary and the path. Here we have made the space between ‘php’ and ‘/home’.

/usr/bin/php /home/username/demoscript.php

7. When you’re all set, click Add New Cron Job button.

That’s it! You have successfully added a cron job. You can create more cron jobs, create and delete the existing one under Current Cron Jobs area.


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